View Full Version : Amputee Team Gears Up For CANAF Tourney

Pope Bitterz D'Alomo
12th August 2011, 07:56 PM
Ahead of the Cup of Nations Amputee Football (CANAF) tourney, the goodwill ambassador for the Ghana Amputee side, the Black Challenge, Rev Nii Amartey Adesah, has rolled out plans for the tourney.

He is organizing a fundraising ceremony as part of his plans to ensure the successful hosting of the tourney in Ghana scheduled for October 14 to 24.

To realize that vision, Rev Adesah, in collaboration with the Ghana Amputee Football Federation (GAFF) and Charlitex Investments, has invited Jessica Cox, world’s first licensed armless pilot, to support the campaign in September.

The goodwill ambassador will embark on a nationwide campaign dubbed ‘Yibi ma na nya nhyira’, which literally means give and get blessed, to create awareness and raise funds for the Black Challenge.

Speaking at a press soiree in Accra a few days ago, he mentioned that the tour would be launched on August 30 at a yet-to-be-confirmed venue.

Expected to grace the occasion is Lordina Mahama, wife of the Vice President.

The tour will see the ambassador paying courtesy calls on regional ministers, Municipal and District Chief Executives, corporate bodies and traditional rulers. It will be climaxed with a call on the president at the Castle Osu where the tour box would be handed to him.

The October showpiece will feature countries like Sierra Leone, Egypt, South Africa, Algeria, Libya and Rwanda battling for supremacy at the Accra and the Baba Yara Stadia.
Ghana won the first edition in 2007 when Sierra Leon hosted the competition.